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i Light Marina Bay



Passed by Esplanade and happened to see “i Light Marina Bay” ( 照亮滨海湾), – Asia’s First Sustainable Light Art Festival, which is held from 15th October to 7th November 2010 from 7.30pm onwards to midnight. The entry is free and there are 26 light artworks along 3.5km of Marina Bay. I only checked out a few and the above is exhibit 13 – Jellight by Pascal Petitjean & Aamer Taher (Singapore).


Exhibit 12 – Animal Tree by Pitupong Chaowakul (Thailand). If you look closely, the lamp actually consists of orange teddy bears!


Night scene of Esplanade Bridge with the skyscrapers in the background.


Exhibit 11 – Touch. Do Not Please The Work Of Art by Michael Lee (Singapore) & Cornelia Erdmann (Hong Kong). Strong lights are shone frequently at the glow-in-the-dark text.


This will be what you can see after the lights are off – Touch. Do Not Please The Work Of Art.


From the Esplanade Bridge, scene of Esplanade and surrounding buildings.


Exhibit 9 – Flora Magica by Studio KYbra (Australia & Germany).


Exhibit 7 – The Whirlpool by Martin Klaasen, Shane Richardson and Pascal Petitjean (Singapore & Australia).


Exhibit 8 – The Living! Project by Sun Yu Li, Allan Lim, Kenny Eng (Singapore). One of my personal favorites!


Look closely – it’s made from Starbucks used plastic cups!


And also used mineral water bottles, which is made into fan-like shape and it spins when the wind blows!


Exhibit 6 – C/Ɔ by Angela Chong (Singapore). I love this!


It’s actually a functional seating area made from acrylic!


The seat changes colors too! Nice!


Exhibit 5 – Singapora-Flora by Warren Langley (Australia).

I didn’t finish visiting the whole of the light artworks at Marina Bay, think I only went through a few. For those interested, you may want to visit “i Light Marina Bay” webby to find out the suggested walk routes. If you can take some time to leisurely walk 3.5 km around Marina Bay, you will be able to complete the 26 light artworks. It’s getting late and I going home! 😛

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Merlion Park



Passing by Esplanade area, so decided to head off to Merlion Park to hang out for a while and take some photos. Merlion Park is located near Marina Bay, Singapore and is a popular tourist attraction. Walking along Esplanade Bridge towards Merlion Park.


Mini-Merlion – great for children to take photos with.


Excerpt from Wikipedia (

The Merlion (Malay: Singa-Laut) is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a mascot of Singapore. Its name combines “mer” meaning the sea and “lion“. The fish body comes from Singapore’s ancient name back when it was a fishing village — Temasek — meaning “sea town” in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore’s original name — Singapura — meaning “lion city” or “kota singa”.


Marina Bay Sands – there are still some construction on-going but the main block is already open. You can also visit the Sands SkyPark which is 200m into the sky and see the spectacular views of Singapore.


The Merlion was used as the logo of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in use from 26 March 1964 to 1997 and is a well-known icon of Singapore.


From Merlion Park, you can see also see the beautiful views of the Marina Bay.


The tall buildings from the Singapore Central Business District forms the backdrop of Merlion.


One Fullerton – You call find swanky restaurants and bars here, most offering high floor-to-ceiling windows with great views of Marina Bay.


Another angle of the Merlion.


Visitors who wants to take a river cruise can buy tickets at Singapore River Cruise (next to Merlion). For 30 mins ride, the fees per adult is S$15 and children is S$8. There is also the 45 mins option, which is at S$20 for adults and S$10 for children.


I am done with my relaxing and enjoying the breeze so it’s back to the Esplanade. On the far right of the photo, you can catch a glimpse of the Singapore Flyer!

Think I will be back again another time in the evening/night to capture the night view of Marina Bay. Maybe I will hold on for a while until Marina Bay Sands is fully open?

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Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

Gotten an invitation to experience Singapore Flyer (新加坡摩天观景轮) – the world’s largest observation wheel (for now). It is 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m (541 ft), and is taller than London Eye. Singapore Flyer is located at Marina Centre and offers breathtaking panoramic view of Singapore‘s Marina Bay and beyond. Here I am, standing at the platform awaiting to board the capsule.

Singapore Flyer

Looking down from the capsule. For info, the wheel will rotate at clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre.

Singapore Flyer

On the Singapore Flyer, you can also see the numerous hotels and shopping malls around Marina Bay area – Ritz Carltion Singapore, Pan Pacific Singapore, Suntec City Mall, Millenia Tower, etc.

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer over looking “The Float at Marina Bay” and “Esplanade“.

Singapore Flyer

The illumination outside of the Singapore Flyer will change different colours!

Singapore Flyer

After alighting the capsule, you will pass by a souvenir shop where you can get stuffs for your loved ones. 🙂

Singapore Flyer

Spotted a small model of Singapore Flyer in the souvenir shop too!

Singapore Flyer

Wahahaaha, I returned the next day to take a flight at Singapore Flyer again – this time during the day time. Oh yes, there is a number of impressive selection of food & beverage outlets at Singapore Flyer too!

Singapore Flyer

After showing the tickets, you will have to go through security checks. Very much like taking a flight? 😛

Singapore Flyer

Prior to taking the capsule, I stopped by the washroom as the flight will take around 30mins. Outside of the washroom, there is a tenant called “PictureWorks” where your photos can be taken and then superimposed onto the various available background of Singapore Flyer.

Singapore Flyer

Joining in the queue and waiting to board the capsule at the platform. There are a total of 28 air-conditioned capsules, each one the size of a bus and able to take on up to 28 passengers. So it will not be a long wait.

Singapore Flyer

If you are celebrating any special occasion, you might want to look at the different packages offered by Singapore Flyer at their webby – You can wine, dine and admire fantastic panoramic views of Marina Bay at the same time! Looks really happening!

Singapore Flyer

Here you can see the F1 Track (Singapore Grand Prix), Marina Barrage, Marina Bay Golf Course (extreme left) and the upcoming Gardens By the Bay (extreme right).

Singapore Flyer

F1 Pitstop (Singapore Grand Prix) and Marina Bay Golf Course. The area that is under development and also in-front of the Marina Bay Golf Course is The Garden at Marina East (See Gardens By the Bay) .

Singapore Flyer

Looking down from the capsule. This time during day time. 😛

Singapore Flyer

Day view of Ritz Carltion Singapore, Pan Pacific Singapore, Suntec City Mall, Millenia Tower, etc.

Singapore Flyer

Upcoming integrated resort which is expected to open in 2010 – Marina Bay Sands. Looking forward to it!

Singapore Flyer

Day view of “The Float at Marina Bay” and “Esplanade“. Now I can see clearly that the platform stage is now used as a football field. 😛

Singapore Flyer

I noted there are precautions (netting) taken in case of any accidents occurring. Anyway, the capsules are moving at slow speeds and it can be easily boarded or alighted.

Singapore Flyer

Finally, leaving you with a shot of Singapore Flyer against the clear blue sky. I had a good time experiencing both day and night rides at Singapore Flyer – each have it’s own beautiful as well as captivating points and it’s a matter of individual preferences to choose which to experience. Please do visit for more information and packages available. Have fun!

Photos on this blog post are taken on Panasonic DMC-LX3K 10.1MP Digital Camera.